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The Baths or Jost Van Dyke?

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Havre de Grace...
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The Baths or Jost Van Dyke?

Leaving in 23 days!! So, if we want to pick one extra island off island excursion which should it be, The Baths or Jost Van Dyke? Not sure which is the best way to travel - sailing or motorboat charter. We love to snorkel and want a fun place to visit.

Philadelphia...
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21. Re: The Baths or Jost Van Dyke?

I didn't know that there was good snorkeling on Jost and Soggy Dollar. Can someone else confirm that because we'll being our snorkeling gear.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22. Re: The Baths or Jost Van Dyke?

The North end is pretty much turtle grass. When we were there in June we saw a couple rays and some squid and a huge baitball so there were some other fish drawn in by that....tarpon to be exact.

But typically, I don't think it's a huge snorkel spot. There is some reef as you approach the beach near the bouy's, but its pretty far out and way to much boat traffic to think it would be worth while.

Mike in Tulsa

Havre de Grace...
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23. Re: The Baths or Jost Van Dyke?

Well, we just returned from our trip - which was fantastic! We ended up taking Bad Kitty to the Baths. Fun trip, but not the highlight of the vacation. We did snorkel in a nice area, lots of coral and fish. But to be honest, we had much better snorkeling at Waterlemon and Gallows Point.

All and all for a first trip to the BVI, this was a good way get to see what it's all about. Next time, we plan on either taking a ferry over. That way you have more time and can do what you want to do. Thanks again for all the advice. We are definitely looking forward to a return trip to St John!

Nassau, New...
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24. Re: The Baths or Jost Van Dyke?

That's great that you had a nice trip! I agree, The Baths aren't about the snorkeling, but the rocks and beach are cool :)

Looking forward to your trip report...?!? :)

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